Asleep in the Forest

by if and it

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recorded in a garage 2014.

recorded, mixed & mastered by if and it.

artwork by Dan Blakeslee

thank you Arabella C. Parker, Kelly Rioux, Monica Bell, Greg Jamie, Chelsea Dowd, Devin Ivy, Samantha Rocray, Ron Harrity, Dan Blakeslee

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released 30 August 2014

Evan Parker, Chris Dibiasio, Tim Alan Walker, McKay Belk

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Track Name: Defeat Me
i let you walk in through the front door just to see what you would do, i could not see i could not believe the damage you would do, you took my whole life with you, it's something i never thought any one person could do.

if trouble could sing, if trouble could fit in, if lightening could sink this ship that we're in, please.

ttake me out, take me out to your storm, take me out to your fire, you can't defeat me, please believe me i've seen the worst of your lightening i've seen the worst of your flames, you can't defeat me.

i let you borrow all of the sorrow that i didn't know how to use, it helped you to feel again it helped you to stand, it helped you to see no one understands, i opened my life to you, i opened my heart for two, it's something you've taught me never again to do.

if trouble could sing, if trouble could fit in, if lightening could sink this ship that we're in, please.

take me out, take me out to your storm, take me out to your fire, you can't defeat me, please believe me i've seen the worst of your lightening i've seen the worst of your storms, you can't defeat me, believe me i've seen the worst of your fires i've seen the worst of your flames you can't defeat me.
Track Name: Realign
i do not want to be your bird feeder anymore you can't take from me i'm already as empty as can be.

i do not want to live outside of your front door you can't step on me i'm already as low as can be.

i guess i'm just going to have to realign fear on the edge.. fuck i am losing my mind, i realize that we must die inside just to move forward sometimes, lets realign the light and the dark and learn how to start trying.

i do not want to trust in this heart anymore you can't lead me from here you cannot hurt me anymore.

i do not want to live outside of your front door you can't step on me i'm already as low as can be.

i guess i'm just going to have to realign fear on the edge.. fuck i am losing my mind, i realize that we must die inside just to move forward sometimes, lets realign the light and the dark and learn how to start trying.

take my hand lead me through the trees i do not want to see, i do not want to believe any more.

take my hand lead me through the leaves i do not want to see, i do not want to believe any more.

take my hand lead me through the trees i do not want to see, i do not want to believe any more.

take my hand lead me through the leaves i do not want to see, i do not want to believe any more.
Track Name: Crazy
sit alone leave the lights on let it go watch a waterfall come down and then just crush it all.

someday we will find it's ok if we may never know how our thoughts they come and go they disappear so quick and slowly.

crazy never knows but leaves you alone, standing alone.

your first time waking up outside of a forest that glows leave it alone. your first time waking up outside of a forest that glows leave it alone.

sit alone leave the lights on let it go watch a waterfall come down and then just crush it all.

someday we will find it's ok if we may never know how our thoughts they come and go they disappear so quick but slowly.

crazy never knows but leaves you alone, standing alone. your first time waking up outside of a forest that glows leave it alone. your first time waking up inside of a stomach that grows leave it alone. leave it alone.
Track Name: Potions
(written for Arabella C. Parker) —

directions they just keep failing me, an empty pamphlet of broken misery.

my feelings they just keep leaving me, they've packed every hope with them they just don't believe in me like i believe in you.

the magic in your heart has been a home to me, your imagination sparks the life in me, each dream still powers me to fly away, that never was a lie, that never was a lie, and maybe these potions just take a while to work with me.

directions they just keep leading me, i don't know where they're taking me and i don't know what they want from me.

my dreams they just keep escaping me they've packed every hope with them and neither believe in me, like i believe in you.

the magic in your heart has been a home to me, your imagination sparks the life in me, each dream still powers me to fly away, that never was a lie, that never was a lie, maybe these potions just take a while to work with me, each dream, every dream, each dream, each dream, and maybe these potions just take a while to work with me.

i'll always be there for you, i'll always be here for you.
Track Name: Asleep in the Forest
wake me up in the forest, explain to me please how did we get here i couldn't even hear a sound. i couldn't even hear a sound.

wake me up in the forest when the moonlight is striking your skin, explain to me please how everything is going to be just fine how all these memories they are locked here but frozen in time, and all your mistakes, that's just you, getting in your own way, getting in your own way.

wake me up in the forest, explain to me please how did the stars die, i couldn't even hear them cry, i couldn't even hear them cry.

wake me up in the forest when the moonlight is striking your skin, explain to me please how everything is going to be just fine how all these memories they are locked here but frozen in time, all your mistakes, that's just you, getting in your own way, getting in your own way. all your mistakes, that's just you, getting in your own way, getting in your own way, getting in your own way.
Track Name: Saving Grace
run along it's safe to hide in the forest when it's late at night, waiting for the sun to rise a fly in the fog out for a drive.

home what's this place you call your home, out of character and stoned, your standing all alone.

pack a bag to help you float, it's nice to know it's ok to let go, sometimes were all just looking for a place to go when outside gets low.

home what's this place you call your home, out of character and stoned, your standing all alone in a crowded room where know one knows or cares to understand your already broken.

i dont know what i'd do if i were you maybe just move far away, where they will not blame you for being sad or far away from saving grace, for loosing in their race.

endless vision broken tunnel vision we're sleeping while wide awake and i'm building an entrance to you in my own great escape, my own great escape, my own.

don't give up the fight, don't give up tonight.

move the light when it's nice outside, late at night when it's safe to ride, pack all your hopes into a basket and dive deep into the river alive.

home what's this place you call your home, out of character and stoned, your standing all alone.

you saved the pearl and you want to go on a roller coaster ride, yes i know it's safe to die but i think i'm going to wait for a later ride.

home what's this place you call your home, out of character and stoned, your standing all alone in a crowded room where know one knows or cares to understand your already broken.

i dont know what i'd do if i were you maybe just move far away, where they will not blame you for being sad or far away from saving grace, for loosing in their race.

endless vision glowing television eating my child's face and i'm building an exit to you in my own great mistake. my own great mistake, my own.

don't give up the fight, don't give up tonight.
Track Name: Space Suite 2000
i was just hoping this could be meaningless and easy. i was just hoping you could see a darkness fell all around, all around the trees.

i'd hate to be you, you'd hate to be me, two broken mirrors sinking in a sea endlessly, reflecting endlessly in a sea, reflecting in a sea, endlessly, reflecting.

you fell from a home, a nest high in a tree. i don't think that anyone could blame you, blame you for any of that. with your space suit on we could crash into the sun, into the sun, into the sun. the sun. the sun.

i was just hoping this could be easy just like in my dreams. i was just hoping you could see a darkness fell all around, all around the trees.

i'd hate to be you, you'd hate to be me, two broken mirrors sinking in a sea endlessly, reflecting endlessly in a sea, reflecting in a sea, endlessly, reflecting in endlessly in a sea, reflecting in a sea, endlessly, reflecting endlessly in a sea, reflecting.

you fell from a home, a nest high in a tree. i don't think that anyone could blame you, blame you for any of that. with your space suit on we could crash into the sun, into the sun, into the sun. the sun. the sun.
Track Name: Grey Fox
hurt me, take from me maybe you're destroying the wrong life.

sunlight will become moonlight, maybe we forgot to lead our own lives.

alone but smiling, smiling but afraid, afraid of losing, losing everything and in each dream a grey fox appears to take me down, and in each dream i am left standing empty carrying the weight of your sound.

bleed with me believe in me maybe, pull the clouds down to cover your eyes.

you can hurt me take from me but maybe your destroying the wrong life.

alone but smiling, smiling but afraid, afraid of losing, losing everything and in each dream a grey fox appears to take me down, and in each dream i am left standing empty carrying the weight of your sound. and in each dream a grey fox appears to take me down, and in each dream i am left standing empty carrying the weight of your sound. and in each dream a grey fox appears to take me down, and in each dream i am left standing empty carrying the weight of your sound.
Track Name: Two Feathers
leave me here, the light it's about to escape it's draggin us under. into some place that i cannot explain to you dear, between the anger and fear we're desperate and near away but so sincere, we're desperate and failing, awake but still calling you in dear.

where no two feathers ever fall the same, it's a sad dream it's one that i cannot quite explain.

leave me here dear this lightening it's about to escape and it's dragging me under, leave me here this light it's about escape shit it's draggin us under, into some place that i cannot explain to you dear, between the anger and fear we're desperate and near away but so sincere, we're desperate and failing, awake but still calling you in dear.

where no two feathers ever fall the same, it's a sad dream it's one that i cannot quite explain. it's a sad dream it's one that i cannot quite explain. it's a sad dream it's one that i cannot, i cannot quite, cannot quite explain.
Track Name: Letting Go
your eyes turn to hands to hold, your heart turns to bones to stand up to this world we're living in.

still as i am holding you are moving away, a hastily placed mistake. but these days they just keep on wandering past sometimes i wonder where they are all going, i wonder when their hurry began sometimes i wonder where they'll rest once they get to the end, cause i do not want to ever have to see these days ever again and sometimes i just wish that i had half as much faith in myself as do my friends.

how did we learn to hold on, when this whole world it keeps letting go, how did we learn to hold on when this whole world just keep letting us know that it's ok to let go, it's ok to let go, it's ok, it's ok, it's ok.

your heart turns to rust to hold to cold and afraid to give love after you have been hurt and the closer you stand when you are together the more alone you become once you fall apart, there's more to this life than just falling, this whole world its a real work of art, still as the time may stand soft as the sun may set harsh as my thoughts may spin bringing us under with them and i do not want to fear you no i do not want to be near you i just wish this whole thing could become pretend, cause i do not think that i am ever going to wake up in the end i just wish this could be pretend. i do not think that i am going to wake up in the end i just wish this could be pretend. i do not think that i am going to wake up in the end just wish this could be pretend.

how did we learn to hold on, when this whole world it keeps letting go, how did we learn to hold on when this whole world just keep letting us know that it's ok to let go, it's ok to let go, it's ok, it's ok, it's ok.